Have you heard of the "Hundredth Monkey Theory"? It sounds esoteric, but it is really pretty simple. It’s a true story turned into a metaphor, expressing how everything connects energetically.
It goes like this: On a deserted island, one monkey decided to wash his food before eating it. Suddenly, the entire monkey population on a neighboring island started washing their food.
In other words, when one gets it, others do; when you shift, others do; when enough of us evolve, we all evolve.
As you may have noticed, humanity, as a species, is in dire need of evolving. It will take more than one of us monkeys shifting to bring the end to systemic, fear-based consciousness. To change how we have been living, believing that war and violence solves things, that our ego is who we are, we need to pull up the roots of our primitive nature.
Admittedly, having worked for four decades helping people do that, shifting consciousness is not always easy. Part of us believes that how we are is just fine. That it is okay to react angrily when fear is triggered. Our survival instinct we’ve been in charge since we lived in cave-times and we are kinda attached to living from it, believing there is no other way.
As John Lennon said, "War is over if you want it," I believe that when enough of us know that war never has and never will solve anything, war will end. That when enough of us decide it is not acceptable to destroy the environment, the planet will again flourish. That when a decent amount know that territoriality is animal behavior, there will be enough space for all to live in harmony. That when the majority does not support the egos of the world’s tyrants, they will have no power.
And we will all join hands and harmonize kumbaya as the hundredth monkey.
Trying to fix the world’s problems from our current level of consciousness is putting a band-aid on a broken leg. We need to be trailblazers, evolving into a completely different kind of human. This evolution is a radical shift of consciousness -- from fear to love.
These archaic qualities are embedded on our hard drive. Add parental and social conditioning, we perceive the world through a fear-based lens. We then cover it up, never admitting we are afraid, rationalizing our position, terrified someone will discover how frightened we are.
Whether we know it consciously or not, we want to evolve. We chose to be here during this extraordinary time to get past our primitive consciousness. Our resistance to being part of this evolutionary process means waking up from a rigid definition of self and transforming our entire definition of life.
Staying rooted in primitive programming is not working. It will never work for the world we want to create.
The crucial aspect to help the world evolve is doing the inner self evolution work. Being that hundredth monkey means facing the ways you are still participating in what is causing the world’s problems. It means looking within to see how your own behavior and thoughts are being driven by the same fear-based impulses at the root of human cruelty.
In other words, seeing and admitting what is being reflected to you. As I always say: Mirrors never lie. It might take some digging to discover your denial. So, notice when a button is pushed. It may look like anger, but it is a fear being triggered. Being mindful in that way helps bust that primitive part of you, helps evolve you toward love rather than fear.
You are part of the human condition, and we are all in this together. You can choose to be driven by a different set of motivations. You deserve to free yourself from what has been moving humans since the beginning of time – fear.
Be that hundredth monkey.
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